• Centerfield Elementary teacher Macia Rowe said her wish for her students in 2012 is
    that they "will cherish the excitement of learning and achieving."

    Rowe said her favorite holiday tradition is sharing the joy of Jesus with her family.

    She said her students have been very nice, and Santa is sure to notice.

  • La Grange Elementary teacher Terri Griffin said her Christmas wish is that her students know the true reason for the season.

    Her favorite holiday tradition is celebrating Christmas Eve dinner with family.

    Griffin said her students been nice.

    "They know Santa is watching on the Santa Cam!" she said.

    This season, her students have learned to help others.

    "We have made cards for others and discussed how it feels better to give than get," she said.

  • Locust Grove Elementary teacher Ann Shackleton said her wish for her first-graders in 2012 is "for each and every one of my students to feel confident in our room and to know they are smart, kind and wonderful!"

    Her favorite holiday tradition involves an ornament.

    "Each year we write our wish for the New Year and place it in our 'wishes' ornament," she said. "It is fun to read our wishes from last year."

  • Buckner Elementary teacher Cheri Graf said her wish for her kindergarten and first-grade students is that they'll all stay healthy!

    Graf said her favorite holiday tradition is watching silly Christmas
    movies while decorating the Christmas tree with her family. 

    She thinks her students are probably included on Santa's nice list this year.

    "My students have been extra nice this year!  They are such a compassionate, sweet group of kids," she said.

  • Locust Grove Elementary teachers Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Lund said they hope their kindergartners make Jesus the reason for celebration this holiday season.

    Benson said her favorite holiday tradition is driving around looking at
    Christmas lights with my family.

    The students have learned to help others this season by giving of themselves, not just things you "buy."

  • Six students, including two from Oldham County, have been named honorary citizens of Prospect for donating their hand-crafted Boy Scout projects to the city’s Putney Pond and Woodlands.

    Matthew Greene, 14, and Nick Patterson, 15, both of Goshen, were among four other scouts recognized at the city’s December meeting.

    Patterson, a sophomore at North Oldham High School, collected and cut red cedar and spent his weekends building five park benches in his parents’ garage. The benches are now part of an outdoor classroom in the Woodlands.

  • Centerfield Elementary teacher Carrie Kapfhammer said her Christmas wish for her second-graders is health and happiness for the boys and girls  and their families.

    Kapfhammer said wrapping presents and watching others open their presents are her favorite moments of Christmas.

    The majority of her students should be included on Santa's nice list, and have worked hard at school.

  • Locust Grove Elementary teacher Cheri Withrow said she hopes her kindergartners will find joy in giving to those in need and helping others.

    Her favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family and friends.

    She's positive her students will be included in Santa's nice list this year.

    "My students have been very nice this year," she said. "They are kind to one another, share and help those in need."

  • Buckner Elementary teacher Mary Ann Kent said her Christmas wish for her kindergarten and first-graders is for the students to love learning throughout their lifetimes.

    She's pretty sure all of her students are listed on Santa's nice list.

    "My students are very cooperative and considerate," she said.


    Dear Santa,

    I bin good.  I did fed the dogs and mad the bed.  I unlodid the dishwater

  • Centerfield Elementary teacher Lisa Rigdon said she hopes her second-graders have wonderful family time during the holidays and good health in 2012.

    She is headed to Georgia for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends.

    Rigdon said she hopes Santa includes her students on his nice list.

  • Goshen Elementary

    Sharon Pittenger's kindergarten


    Dear Santa,

    I wud like a wii. Plez bring me a game.

    Love, Trevor W.


    Dear Santa,

    Are you cuning to my house? I want a TV

    Love, Anna Marie R.


    Dear Sana,

    I wish I can have a Sole Surfr Movie pleas eat my cookies. have a good trip.


    Sarah Kate H.


  • Locust Grove Elementary teacher Nicole Hurtekant said her wish for her second-graders in 2012 is for her students is to continue working hard even when they feel like giving up.

  • Harmony Elementary teacher Amanda Howard said her wish for her first-graders is that "each child and their family is filled with peace and joy this season."

    Howard said her favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree and reminiscing on the memories of each ornament while listening to music.

    She said her students have worked hard this year and are sure to be on Santa's nice list.

    Their strategy is simple. 

  • Locust Grove Elementary

    Kim Withrow's kindergarten class

  • Locust Grove Elementary

    Trisha Stragand's kindergarten class

  • Centerfield Elementary 

    Cammie Krieger's first-grade class


    Centerfield Elementary teacher Cammie Krieger said she loves to bake and decorate cookies with her three daughters, and hopes her students will create their own wonderful Christmas memories with their families and friends this year.


  • Locust Grove Elementary

    Kristen Young's first-grade class


    Locust Grove Elementary teacher Kristen Young said her wish for her students is for them to know that they are "so loved" by her. Her students provided gifts for an "angel" and collected canned goods for a food drive.

  • The Oldham County Republican Woman’s Club’s annual Christmas potluck luncheon took place at the home of Mary Broecker.
    Club officers from left, Jimmie Spratlin, Theresa Falke, Debby Pate, Audrey Rasmusson, Shari Broecker. President Mary Broecker is in the center.

  • Centerfield Elementary
    Clarissa Phillips' first-grade class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Clarissa Phillips said she hopes her students continue to share the gift of generosity and care for others in 2012.
    This year, her students learned the meaning of generousity by giving clothes and toys to two Angel Tree children this year.
    Phillips said her favorite holiday tradition is baking dozens of Christmas cookies to share with my family and friends.

    Dear Santa,
    Santa you are fun.